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Will this mean more White descrimination?

So now we have to many white men in the military? If there is truly a system that disallows women and minorities it should be addressed but I doubt it.
So do they make the testing easier or just accept more Blacks, Hispanics and Women instead of white men like they do in schools and some workplaces?

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itsmesteph11

Asked by itsmesteph11 at 9:57 PM on Mar. 7, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • First off, they have to join the military. What they going to do? Draft them?
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:00 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • – collapse
    i read the article and basically it's saying that it is because of who is applying, your question is implying that there are more white males because minorities and women cannot pass the testing. the article is also mostly about high ranking officials, 70% being white males. they say there are not as many women because currently they cannot do combat and apparently that is important in the selection process. so i think it's more of a recruitment issue, and not a 'we'll have to lower our standards to allow more minorities' issue. also, i think that women should be allowed in combat as they were before. i'm not sure what article you read but apparently you weren't reading for comprehension.
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 10:05 PM on Mar. 7, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • I didn't read your article, I can just go by experience. When I was in the Army, whites were a minority. Both my drill instructors, commander, 1 out of every 5 were blacks. I never felt discriminated against and we all got along great. They're were very few hispanics at the time. I'm sure that's changed.
    Kathy675

    Answer by Kathy675 at 10:14 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • Well, miss princess, First, as you say it isn't so much a recruitment issue but they have to bi IN the military to go up in the ranks. Discrimination can happen at any level. So you say it's ok to promote people because they are a minority or because of their gender?
    It's not.... ever
    itsmesteph11

    Comment by itsmesteph11 (original poster) at 10:23 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • Why do they keep trying to social engineer everything? It is a proven failure.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:34 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • no, clearly what i am saying is that you can't promote people who are not there in the first place. i said that it IS a recruitment issue (you are having problems with comprehending i see), and i said that the women are not equal to the men since they cannot do combat. that is why there are less women in the high ranking positions. if they were allowed combat experience clearly that number would increase. i never said anything about it's ok to promote people because of their race or gender. clearly i said it's not a problem with standards. it has to do with the proportions of people in the case of the races, and the inequality of experience in the case of the genders. clearly the solution is to recruit more minorities (yes, using the same standards....recruiting means getting people interested in the military), and changing the ban on women in combat. it's amazing that you got everything i said completely backwards

    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 10:34 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • Women DO serve in combat! They're in Iraq and Afghanistan as we speak. They're running convoy missions, guards, low key infantry missions, I know this for a fact because a friend of mine is a B-17 pilot and flies into Iraq and Afghanistan and she's a woman! Women go through the same basic training as a man and have to qualify with the M-16, Grenades, Grenade launchers, gas chamber and depending on your MOS terrorist training and it's VERY grueling, but I did it!
    Kathy675

    Answer by Kathy675 at 10:52 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • – collapse
    Blacks andwell, most minorities, haven't had the chance to be equal yet

    And here you are fretting about white discrimination

    Interesting

    I know its not your fault, its the conservative narrative being told everyday on tv and radio...gays wanting to choose their life partner in marriage are asking for special treatment not equal! Blacks are asking for specia treatment because of minority scholarships...blah blah

    We can all be equal without putting anyone to a lesser class...
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:55 PM on Mar. 7, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • 'A 1994 combat exclusion policy bans women from being assigned to ground combat units below the brigade level even though women have for years served in combat situations.'

    sorry kathy....... i was referring to ground combat units below the brigade level that they were talking about in the article. that is the reason they cited for the low amount of high ranking women.
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 11:01 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • I know its not your fault, its the conservative narrative being told everyday on tv and radio.

    It isn't a narrative of any kind. It is social engineering. We have a black man holding the highest office in the land, he would not be there if a hell of a lot of whites hand had a hand in putting him there. The racism crap is no excuse.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 11:10 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

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